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Shortness of Breath

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Transcript of Shortness of Breath

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Obstructive lung diseases
Acute Leukemia
Metabolic acidosis

Pulmonary vascular diseases
Immobilization of the diaphragm
Lesion of the phrenic nerve
Polycystic liver disease
Tumor in the diaphragm
Mo Mo, aged 49,
social worker

Aortic dissection
CREST syndrome
Heart failure
Ischaemic heart disease
Malignant hypertension
Cardiac tamponade
Constrictive pericarditis
Pericardial effusion
Valvular heart disease
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Pulmonary Problem
cardiovascular system
Disorders of
the blood and metabolism

Disorders affecting breathing nerves and muscles
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Guillain-Barré syndrome
Myasthenia gravis
Upper back pain
Intercostal muscle sprain
Other Causes
Psychological conditions:
Anxiety disorders
Panic attacks
Chief Complaint:
Shortness of Breath

Subjective sensation of client experiencing increased difficultly breathing.
Dyspnea / Air hunger

Patient Assessment
Respiratory system
Producvtive cough
Producvtive cough
Producvtive cough
Producvtive cough
Producvtive cough
Producvtive cough
Producvtive cough
Producvtive cough
Producvtive cough
Producvtive cough
Yellowish sputum
Producvtive cough
Yellowish sputum
Yellowish sputum
Restriction of the chest volume
Ankylosing spondylitis
Broken ribs
Kyphosis of the spine
Pectus excavatum
Obstruction of
the airway
Larynx or pharynx cancer
Empty nose syndrome
Pulmonary aspiration
Laryngeal edema
Vocal cord dysfunction
Pulmonary embolism
Pulmonary hypertension
Low grade fever
Low grade fever
Low grade fever
weight loss
Weight loss
Weight Loss
Use of bronchodilator
Use of bronchodilator
1. Have you cough? Cough with sputum?

2. What is the nature of sputum?

3. Take vital signs

4. Have you experienced weight loss within one month??

5. Have you been using this kind of medication under doctor’s prescription?

6. Have you travelled outside Hong Kong within three months?

7. Capillary refill
Health Assessement
Yes, with sputum.

Yellowish sputum.

38℃ (↑)
, Pulse:
bpm, Resp rate:
bpm, BP:
/90, Spo2:
94% (↓)



I've been to Hunan.

Diseases of lung parenchyma and pleura
Fibrosing alveolitis
Lung cancer
Pleural effusion
Pulmonary edema
Acute respiratory distress syndrome
Lung sarcoidosis
Cystic fibrosis
Hypersensitivity of penumonitis
Yellowish Sputum
Shortness of breath could be caused by problems in different system
Productive cough with yellowing sputum and weigh loss is one of manifestation of COPD / pneumonia / Atelectasis / tuberculosis
Bronchodilator is a treatment in COPD / pneumonia / atelectasis
Tuberculosis is related to current travel history

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Triage Category
LOC: Alert
Communication: Able to speak in sentences
A: Airway no obstruction
B: Spo2 94%, RR: 25bpm
C: Peripheral circulation normal
No life threatening signs and symptoms
Category III
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